Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is compliance?

    Compliance means that you comply with all applicable requirements and that you can prove it. Requirements can be laws and regulations, norms, project requirements, contract conditions, stakeholder requirements, permits, safety requirements, etc.

  • Why is compliance management important?

    Organizations must comply with the requirements under which they do their work, whether it is in the healthcare, finance, maintenance, food, oil & gas or exploration sectors.

    These requirements are getting more and more demanding. Additionally, the responsibility to prove compliance Is increasingly in the hands of the organization itself. Therefore, by giving attention to the compliance management process, it becomes easier to prove that one’s organization complies with the rules in place in its specific industry.

  • Who engineered the compliance application Mantis 1.0?

    Mantis was created, engineered and developed by the highly motivated team at Alveus, which holds ample experience in inspection, commissioning, safety, environment, project control, risk management and engineering.

    The software is written by a partner company, Hot Pinguin Software development. All consultants and programming engineers are Dutch.

    Hotpinguin Software development
  • What is the Grasshopper™-method?

    Alveus identified that its clients were confronted with two major challenges regarding compliance: The number of requirements and their complexity.
    To cope with the mountain of rules and regulations, Alveus developed a methodology which consists of translating requirements into clear and intelligible questions.
    We named this methodology the Grasshopper™-method.

  • What are the hosting options for Mantis?

    The license includes hosting on the company's servers in a Dutch data centre. Hosting in Azure or on the client's servers is possible at an additional cost.

  • How do you ensure security of the data collected with Mantis?

    The database server is not directly connected to the internet. The database of the client is only accessible by the client’s authorized departments and personnel.

  • Where is my data stored?

    The safety of your data is our number one priority.
    Your data is stored on the servers of Alveus which are located in a secure data centre based in The Netherlands.

  • Do I always have access to my data?

    Yes, Mantis is accessible 24/7.

  • Do I always need to have access to the internet to execute my checklists?

    No, the Mantis application only needs access to the internet to retrieve the checklists. Executing and answering the checklists can be done offline. Synchronising the completed checklists with the Mantis application requires access to the internet.

  • Can I work with the Mantis in an ATEX environment?

    Yes, Alveus supplies special ATEX-certified tablets and mobile phones.

  • Which web browsers are supported?

    We support the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. We recommend using Google Chrome.

  • Can I give my clients or stakeholders access to the checklist results in Mantis?

    Yes, it is possible to give third-parties access to checklist results. You can do this by providing login details to the third-party. By assigning an authorization level, the access with the login details can be restricted. Additionally, it is possible to share the checklist reports with different stakeholders and to provide access to the entire system only to your own users.

  • What are the benefits of using Mantis within my organization?

    • Time and cost reduction on work preparation, execution, inspection and commissioning
    • Faster reaction times in case of non-compliance
    • Self-learning organization
    • Increased awareness regarding compliance requirements at all levels of the organization
    • Increased awareness regarding risks associated with non-compliance